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    November 1, 2012
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a couple showers around here to start your day. into the afternoon, i think a few breaks of sunshine as well. temperature, it is cool. 49 in washington. 43. bwi marshal, 47. jacket weather here to stay for the next couple days as high temperatures will top out in the 50s. overnight lows in the 30s and 40s. 55 today in washington. 52. 49 in winchester. that's a ok at weather. let's get back up stairs. i'll bring you the weekend forecast, back to you. >> thanks, tuck. >> now to the latest on the sandy aftermath. clean up is well underway. the death toll has now topped 70. more than 6 million people are still living without power. in new york, mayor bloomberg allowed a 3 passenger minimum for cars into
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the city. parts of the city subway system not flooded with water reopened with limited service today. about 25% of new jersey is still under water trapping thousands of residents. >> two maryland ambulance strike teams headed out today to help with the recovery efforts in new jersey. crews went to egg harbor township. they will be assisting in patient evacuations and 911 emergency responses. among the most recent to be killed, five people in west virginia. some areas got hit with more than 2 feet of snow. one of the victims, a republican candidate for the west virginia state house. he was killed in an accident. still there you are seeing new jersey video. now you are seeing west virginia and the snowy situation brought on by sandy. the tragic scope of that
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part of the storm, two ofthose deaths happened in barber county. and joining us cindy heart, director of emergency services. thanks for joining us. i know it's a difficult day. thanks for joining us by phone. >> you're welcome. >> i want to talk about the fatalities most. some of us felt like we dodged the brunt of the storm. but reports coming out of the tragedies happening in west virginia. can you tell us about the deaths, please? >> we've had 4 total deaths in two days. two of them have been confirmed to be storm related. one was the candidate that you were speaking about just a minute ago. he was trying to clear his driveway on his property and an accident happened. i'm not sure about the details. >> that is john rose senior who did lose his life in this storm. we understand you had 18 inches of snow.
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6 foot snow drifts. also, the main road s were closed down. tell us what is the status right now. >> right now, the main roads are clear. none of the secondary roads have been touched. i have national guard crews out now and they are trying to get the roads open. >> the power. we reported 90% of the county no power in these temperatures. >> correct. >> when you see a storm of this scope, it's hard to ask where you begin. but let me ask you what your office is dog. >> the first thing we did was start to open shelters to get people warmed and you happen out of the environment they were in. the next thing was to get them food and water. the third is clear the roadways and get the
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ults restore -- utilities restored. it's a compnding problem. >> if i'm direct, you are also the 911 director. >> yes, ma'am. >> are folks able to get the help they need, the emergency help. how are the 911 lines? >> been very busy. we've taken 10 times calls as we normally do. i've got 60% of my county without phone service. i'm sure we're not receiving all of our 911 calls. >> tragic situation. we will stay on top of this story. thank you for taking a couple moments out to let the viewer ship know what you are dealing with. >> thank you. >> now to our top local stories. an investigation underway to determine what caused a large warehouse fire overnight. >> crews were called to the scene late last night and
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battled the flames and smoke for heavy hours. been there all morning and has the latest. >> good morning. we are seeing that investigators are now just being able to go and get at look at some of the damage inside. up until this point haven't been able to get inside to see whether there perhaps may be victims. don't believe there are any victims inside from what they knew last night. want to also let you know that they also had to come up here a little earlier, maybe like around 7:00 this morning, there were still hot spots and firefighters had to climb back up and cut through metal doors and also had to try to knock down brick and open up ventilation. we are seeing a little bit of smoldering at this hour. let's go and show you also what it looked like last
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night. this is when things were really getting underway. the fire started about 10:30. looks like it started in the wholesale warehouse. this is attached to an old building that dates back to 1931. the old union tminal market. and firefighters said it was really a tense situation. when you have these old warehouses, lots of materials that can burn and cause things to get tense quickly. that is what happened last night when there was one alarm. 50 firefighters had to be quickly evacuated. called for a second alarm. 120 firefighters showed up on scene here. had to run extra hoses and supply lines. and they really were pouring water on this all morning long to knock it down. and again, as you see, there were some investigators here and hot spots as well. the good news is that nobody that we know of was
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injured. >> thank you, melanie. the election is right around the corner now. we want to remind you early voting is extended through tomorrow in maryland and through saturday in dc after a two day suspension due to hurricane sandy. last minute push for the presidential candidates. as the ads play on your tv, what's true and what's not? joining us is jonathan strong with role call and we've been doing this for several weeks back checking these ads to kind of help the voters and the viewers understand what's real, what's not. thanks for coming in. are they getting more and more aggressive and can we expect more of the same in the last few days? >> there's a few instances where the ads are pushing the envelope a little more than we've been seeing.
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one of the thoughts, the strategies here is that it doesn't catch up with you in time for election day. you have to be really careful about the ads in the last few days. >> i personally, i almost completely ignore the ads just because of that. another candidate doesn't have time to refute it. we were going to go through specific ads so we can talk about them. first ad is a pro romney ad talking about romney will do more for the auto industry and accused president obama of shipping thousands of jobs to china. let's take a look. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama. his attacks on mitt romney are false. the truth? mitt romney has a plan to help the auto industry. he's supported by the detroit news. obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy.
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>> before i get you to comment on it. i'm going to go to the obama ad. it is a response to this ad. obama ad called collapsed. it's a rebutle to this ad. >> when the auto industry faced collapse, mitt romney turned his back. even the conservative detroit news criticized romney for wrongheadedness on the bailout. and now, after romney's false claim of jeep out sourcing to china. >> here's what i want to know. i don't know the answer. and this is a good example. one of them's got to be wrong. who is wrong? >> well , the romney ad is technically true but misleading. one of the things he claims, it goes on to say that chrysler is going to increase production of jeeps in china. and turns out they are increasing production of jeeps in the u.s. and in china. and you are left with
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the misleading impression that they are moving jobs from the u.s. to china. in fact, they are increasing production in both places. >> okay. >> there's another couple factors. one is the detroit news of romney. romney 's right to say -- they criticized his policies and supported obama's policies. on the issue of the auto bailout, they supported obama. >> okay. so once again, there's truth in both ads. >> yeah. it's complicated. >> it is . i guess in many of these ads, they are stretching the truth or leaving out key facts. they are not necessarily out right lies. >> right. that's the big thing thing. you are not getting the full context. >> okay. let's go to another ad. this is going to be pro romney. this one is getting a lot of play. a woman says she went on the internet to find out what romney's views were. >> those ads say mitt romney
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would ban all abortions and contraceptions seemed extreme. i looked into it. turns out romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest or to save a mother's life. >> she goes on to say that besides for her it's really all about the economy. talk to me about this. is there truth in here? >> this ad is broadly speaking true. no politician is proposing to ban contraception. the issue here is rule instituted by the obama administration that forced employers including religious employers like catholic hospitals to pay for contraception in the healthcare plans. romney opposed that. obama supported it. in terms of whether that will be available, that's not true. romney's position is he opposed abortion in all cases as of rape, incest and when the life of the mother
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is at risk. he's changed his opinion overtime from being firmly pro choice in the 90s when he ran for senate to becoming pro-life and at one point in a debate in 2007 said that he would sign a law to ban all abortions but he said that is not political sociable or desirable. >> you can pull anything you want. one of the most dramatic ads is pro obama ad building the stage. let's take a look. >> out of the blue one day we were told to build a 30 foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30 foot stage not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now
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closed and all of you are fired. >> we have actually tried to find how that story actually played out. tell me what you know about this ad. >> this is a very kind of important and infamous episode in bane capital where the company bought ampad which is a paper company and shut down a plant in indiana and as part of that, at one point they fired all of the employees and invited them they could apply to work there at lower wages. and i think this is the plant that we're talking about. now, i looked long and hard and mitt romney's campaign has not responded or commented on the specific details on this ad. it's a person's firsthand account of it. we're going to have to rule that is true. >> we can't find either. we've tried to look what's the story here. okay. so you rule it
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true just based on what they are saying. >> it's a real person. it's a real employee that worked there at the time. one thing that's important, i think is to talk about what bane capital did in larger context. this is a company, they would purchase companies, increase efficiencies by cutting cost, reorganizing the company and more valuable sell it for a profit. in some cases that was successful and had really great companies come out of it. companies went bankrupt or liquidated. >> very good. jonathan strong with role call. thank you so much. see you again sometime soon. >> thank you. jonathan, thank you. up next, keeping dc warm. how you can help thousands in need as the chilly weather sets in. we'll be right back. when we switched to fios, we got better tv,
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it is a lot colder outside
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now. and it's important to remember there are many folks in our area that cannot afford to buy cold weather clothing such as coats, hats, blankets even. operation keep dc warm hopes to collect necessary items for men, women and children in need. tony lewis, you know him well. he was the hoody award winner. he is here now with operation keep dc warm talking about this really important effort. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm doing well. let's talk about this . you did well last year but you've upped the stakes by double. >> we did so well last year. myself, and former all star steve francis enlisted jessica gomez.
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>> i know what the need is, but it's serious. there are people outside we throw them money and think that's the end of it. these folks are cold. >> the bigger goal is to shine a light of the face of the homeless is changing. the homeless was the chronically, mentally ill but you have moms who have lost their jobs and their kids and the mothers are homeless. you have young men who their family has passed on. and you have people that have jobs that li in shelters and can't afford to pay rent. we need to also highlight that. the homeless is not just a person dealing with issues. people like us who is a paycheck away from being homeless. >> what is this picture? we saw another one. >> we're seeing some of the coats and the sleeping bags and
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blankets we collected last year. >> what are you looking for this year? it's not just coats. >> scarves, hats, sleeping bags. >> we'll get to where you can drop that off. others might eat. >> it's an organization in dc that's been i think the foundation for the homeless population in dc. i grew up on han over place. that place so many of my friends growing up and i see the homeless coming to eat breakfast and lunch there. i know that was the perfect place to give the coats. >> we want to get the details out before we run out of time. the event will be held tomorrow november 2nd. >> from 5 to 8. >> at big place sports grill in college park.
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>> 7313 a baltimore avenue. >> in college park. what's the atmosphere going to be like? >> a family friendly. good music, good food and good people gathered for a great cause. come out. we're looking forward to it. >> and this crew trying to help folks in dc. we appreciate you coming out. >> this of course is tony lewis, community activist helping folks on the street and others stay warm this winter. >> thank you very much. good effort. need a vacation? find out which cruise line is offering a trip to nowhere. plus how sandy is forcing changes at the pump. first, holley is learning about first fridays in leesburg. >> reporter: okay. so tony, i started my morning with an latte and ending it with this. do i have a sweet gig or what? pun intended in this case. you can experience all the flavors as well if you come out tomorrow
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night. supports a special good cause. all that and a whole lot more all live later. stay with us. us. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romn's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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we had a good d group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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you may notice changes at the gas pump because of super storm sandy. for the next 3 weeks gas stations will be allowed to sell lower quality gasoline instead of the cleaning burning gas required by the clean air act. sandy could make it harder to distribute gasoline. dc, maryland, virginia and 12 other states. >> there you go. i love this story. this is a deal that might be too good to pass up. carnival cruise lines is offering a weekend get away for less than $200. hurricane sandy forced carnival cruise lines to cancel a trip to the bahamas that was supposed to depart sunday. instead of letting the ship sit empty. two day cruise out to sea which departs
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tomorrow. at last check, a couple hundred balcony rooms were left starting at $189. the carnival pride will set sale friday afternoon and return sunday morning. >> where does it start from? >> baltimore. >> it's not going anywhere. just farther out to sea. but if you've never cruised, this is a pretty inexpensive way to do it for a couple days. >> would you work for me that monday and tuesday? >> for you to do that, yes. >> i might look into that. thank you so much . >> a door behind the door. >> you don't want to miss this version of reverse trick or treating, next. i still don't understand that. let's check in. >> we are here on the campaign trail. we're going to talk about how the super storm may or may not impact the election. we're going to talk to the young voters about that when fox 5 morning news continues.
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i count on social security. and i don't want washington politicians like george allen... privatizing it. if george allen wants to risk his own money on wall street... that's fine. but i don't want him risking mine. george allen just isn't watching out for us. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising.
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prand you're seeing that rightno quit in amnow.a...
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over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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different kind of trick or treating. it's called reverse trick or treating where a group of people holding a door walk up to the house and ring the bell. the door says please knock. so when the person answers their door, they see this door. they are supposed to knock and then the people outside with the door come out from behind the door and give out candy. >> what? >> i like their 15 minute explanation of that. >> it's all fun and games. >> you come out of your house, you knock and they give you candy. >> they open their door and give you candy. >> it's a prank. it's fun and most people seem to be surprised. >> good natured. >> let's put our minds.
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>> you got to knock on the door. >> you open it. i wouldn't open the door. >> cause you don't hear trick or treat. >> it would be weird to open your door and there's a door. >> i don't know what's going on behind the door. maybe i'm from the city too much. i don't know. i don't like that. >> don't answer the door for strangers. >> all right. let's get to the forecast. want to remind everybody, we are going to fall back this weekend. the bonus is you get an extra hour sleep. the draw back is if you like that sunlight a lot, the sun is going to set at 5:10 starting sunday afternoon. going to lose an hour. don't forget, temperatures we're cool. temperatures right now in the 40s. and we have a couple light rain showers just north of the
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city. these might slip through town and point east out towards annapolis. not going to be a lot of rain today but a few there up into western howard county. and a couple other sprinkles. showers earlier in winchester. most is the remnants of sandy. that's how we're getting the shower activity. you can see it's not well organized and it's kind of sporadic. later this afternoon we may see sunshine. the afternoon hours will look like yesterday. with a little bit of sun and high temperatures. the center of sandy now up into canada and dragged off to the north and east. we could see more sunshine over the next couple days. 49 right now in town. 47. 43. going to be a cool day with a little bit of sun. clouds with a little sunshine. still cool. our average daytime high shoulde
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in the 60s. winds out of the west at 5 to 10. on the cool side for the next several days. partly sunny conditions tomorrow. saturday and sunday look bright and sunny but cool with highs in the low to mid 50s. dc united. monday, tuesday, could be a storm that develops that could bring rain by early next week. okay. that's weather. back to you at the desk. >> what did tucker just say? >> maybe rain on election day. thank you, tucker. >> presidt obama returns to the campaign trail today after touring the destruction from hurricane sandy. will sandy affect the election? >> with more on the pushes and early voting. with turn to campaign you. >> reporter: good morning to you. we are here with the professor and going to talk about sandy, the super storm how
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that may impact. let's just get right to it. what kind of impact with the super storm or will it have on this election? already seen them changing campaign strategy. >> we've got five days before people exercise this most cherished right to vote. but in that time, we've seen some powerful imagery coming off. we've seen governor kristy, and president obama having this bromance talking about issues. it's importantbecause of one of mitt romney's powerful closing arguments is he can bridge the partisan divide. you see in the imagery between the president and governor they are working in a bipartisan way. they don't have to tell it. they show it. that potentially is a very strong momentum builder for the president into next tuesday. we're going to talk about the impact of sandy, then about other things.
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for example, governor romney has a provocative ad in ohio. some think he's taking a huge risk. we're going to see if that has impact. look at their closing arguments today. and the class is going to decide on electoral college map. >> how accurate have you been in the past? >> the class was very good four years ago. they beat me. >> do they all get a's? don't answer that. >> on their prediction. >> let's ask some of the young voters about some of this. what do think about the storm how the storm impacts this election? >> i don't think it really will. in new york, you might see the numbers be a bit smaller. obama is still of course going to carry away with a win with new york. interesting to see the numbers in new york city. a lot of flooding in lower manhattan.
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curious if the polling stations will be there. >> what about you? >> i think it will affect it a little bit. it's sad what happened. new york and new jersey states that weren't a contest. i don't think it will be too much of an affect. but great to see the president work with the republicans and the whole disaster being a nonpartisan thing. >> let's get over and ask two more students. what do you think about the bromance? do you think that will have an impact on voters when they see them working together? >> i think absolutely. but aside from bridging the divide. the president is using this as a chance to look like a leader. sitting there in that fema chair, he looks like a leader. bringing people together. and encouraging them to fix this mess. >> what about you? >> i think it will definitely have somewhat of an impact. people really hate the
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bipartisan ship in government. can really only help obama and romney should jump on the bandwagon and cozy up with the democratic governor. >> you heard the professor say it, they are going to pick the president today. watch all this live online. back to you. >> very interesting. thank you very much. >> we also have our eyes on the big u.s. senate race in virginia. last week george allen on for extended interview. today we talked in depth with tim kaine. he tried to set the record straight on where he stands on taxes. >> i have a simple tax plan. let the bush tax cuts expire. even they get the tax cut up to 500,000. if you let that expire, you raise $500 billion. that's the way we can avoid
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cuts. very simple plan. my opponent opposes it . that makes the deficit worse without helping the economy. >> you can see both full interviews with tim and george allen on our web site. a pop star stuns at her halloween costume. see her new flattering figure ahead. >> is tim tebow off the market? find out which celebrity he was spotted with next. 9:38. alright let's break it down.
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sorry, ladies but tim tebow may be taken. the quarterback was spotted with kamillo bell. there are rumors she is the reason the famous brother split from taylor swift.
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speaking of taylor swift, her item red is smashing records. this girl is on fire. >> she really is. the fastest selling album in ten years. first week sales topped 1.2 million copies. that's more than the other top 50 best selling albums combined. and accounts for 20% of sales that first week. wow. >> pop star jessica simpson anything but scary this halloween. check her out. she wowed people when she stepped out about 60 pounds thinner. post having that baby. she couldn't seem to shed it. she became a spokes person for weight watchers. >> cute little photo. >> protecting your plants and trees from weather damage. coming up after the break, derek thomas is here with tips to help your lawn and garden weather any
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future storms. >> previewing first fridays in leesburg when we come back. 9:42 now. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does.
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welcome back. a lot of damage from this week's storm caused by falling tree limbs and some that remain intact suffered damage of their own. what should homeowners do to protect before the next storm in? our garden expert joins us now with that. what is your twitter handle, sir? >>@thomasgardenguy. we have great tips on how to protect your trees. >> let's do some of the highlights now. right now it's all about clean up. my heart goes out to all of the people who were affected by this storm.
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it's devastating. what we can do with our plants. first, you've got to start addressing. maybe there's a limb that looks fractured. if you can actually see the limb has been broken, i saw this after the duracho, people had taken string and tried to tie the tree limb back together. don't do that. the tree will heal itself but be a weakened limb. if it needs to be cleaned off, make clean cuts on the tree. make sure the pruning sheers are good pruning sheers. and, i also saw this just yesterday. there was a guy with a small chainsaw cutting up a limb that had fallen and his son is running around behind
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him. put that over to the professionals. bite the bullet. get a professional involve d. one of the things i want to stress to the viewers, this little baby ginco here, it's a cute 1 foot tree. in less than a year it's going to become over a two foot tree. one of the things you want to take care when you are picking out a small tree like this, know the tree. these are notorious for limb damage. >> the limbs are weaker? >> they will snap off in storms. they are beautiful trees and have a beautiful yellow color in the fall. the other thing you want to look for is a straight trunk. this tree has a very crooked truck. this is never going to get straight and going to become a weakened link in a
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storm. stop planting big trees. this is another g inco and now almost a 6 foot tree. >> can i say one thing? that sneaks up on you. i was looking at pictures of my house. >> stop planting trees like this within 100 feet of your house. you can plant dogwoods, yoshino cherries. plant medium sized trees closer to your home. bigger trees farther away if you have the property. a tree like this is not one i would plant in any case because this tree does not have a proper lead. what the lead is is the middle trunk that comes up and right here there's been some kind of damage. now it has four or five different parts vying to be the lead. what's going to happen is
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all of these may end up branching off on the own and the scare crow tree. it becomes top heavy. and in the future, it's going to give you problems. you can attempt to give it back a principle lead by taking this out. and i know this seems harsh. but take this out like this. the tree is still a juvenile tree. prune your juvenile trees properly. this will become the stronger lead and you still have a chance of having this tree become a really nice straight strong tree. >> excellent. that is very helpful. that is good stuff. >> but when in doubt, consult an expert. these bigotries they are beautiful. we need them. but around your home , start thinking about planting smaller trees. and pepco has really great tips on what to plant for
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medium sized trees. back to you. great stuff. >> thank you. this morning we are getting a taste of the fall harvest with local apples. there is much more to sample than just apple pie. holley joins us live. >> reporter: it's not apple pie but equally as sweet. in many versions when we're talking about what we're going to talk about. first friday up here, the first friday of the month, 45 plus shops, restaurants, antique shops, they all come together and open up and stay open late on friday nights and offer up something special. and there's no better way to enjoy it all than with a good glass of wine. good morning to you on this chilly morning. >> it is a little chilly. >> it's getting colder as the morning goes along. this wine will warm us up. we are talking about the apple harvest season.
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what do you got for us? >> today i brought one of my new creations which is our apple wine. this is my second year i've done apples. comes from winchester, virginia. locally grown. made it into a wine. real similar. it's not sweet. it's apply. >> what's the difference between an apple wine and a cider? >> cider is less alcohol. we'll drink two glasses. >> obviously your vineyards aren't in town but how are you a part of the event? >> i do work at tuskies. we do beer and wine tastings. and i have my wine featured there. had my wine for 8 years at the local market. it's great. >> so here's to leesburg. take a little sample.
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very good. and you know what, since it's not sweet, good thing we have her here. she's with lolas cookies and trees. you have been a busy bee. look at all this. tell me about your place. >> i have lola's cookies and treats. we are 100% scratch bakery. 100%. everything we do. from the butter cream to the cakes, the cup cakes, the skoens, biscuits, muffins, everything. >> i was reading about you. you were always into baking then you worked at some magazine called sports illustrated. then you came back and like winning blue ribbons at the fair and now here you are. >> when it's your passion, it's something that's always in you. that's how it was with me. >> let's talk about the fall feature you have going on. >> right now, here are some of the specials we're doing.
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10 different flavors of cup cakes in our bakeries right now. picked out some to show you including our apple spice cup cakes. we have vanilla cup cakes with chocolate gonash and glutton sensitive people we have the mabel cup cakes with maple icing on them. >> it's apple spice right? >> yes. >> what's the best kind of apple to use when you are doing cup cakes? >> a variety of apples work best. you want them to balance out the flavors and consistency. >> we have this recipe online by the way. if you want to try it yourself. could we try a little bit? >> please dochlt. >> i want you to tell me about this cake you just finished this morning. >> yes, isn't that lovely? we did this three layer cake. we do all kind of cakes.
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suitable for weddings or any occasion. >> and i also understand your cookies don't get any better. an exact quote. >> we've won many awards and fortunate to get lots like that. >> i think i need to take one of those. what are you doing for first friday snz. >> we often have free cookie give-a-ways and fall specials. we will be here. >> that's the final thing i can say. thank you very much. and a big thank you to the green trees. they've been playing for us all morning long here. one of many music groups playing on friday night. they'll specifically be at the pink shop. we have a link to leesburgs. come on out and enjoy first fridays. they don't get any better. fox five morning news is coming right back after the break. stay with us. w
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is it friday? >> not yet. >> it's not friday. tomorrow's friday and it will be time for another ask allison. you have time to send it to me. you never know. head to myfoxdc.com. and click on the morning tab for a link to ask allison. friday morning during the mighty 9:00 hour. >> the question you have right now is not that good. >> i haven't even chosen one yet. who knows. you might have a chance. it's like the door to the door to trick or treat. >> even better than that. >> all right. >> submit right now. let's do the weather . couple light sprinkles and showers across the region. not going to amount to a whole lot. might wet the roadways or make you say hey it's raining. otherwise, a